Proposing CAB provokes widespread protest, Army deployed in Assam

Publish On: 11 Dec, 2019 04:50 PM | Updated   |   Arnima  

Guwahati: As soon as Home Minister Amit Shah tabled the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2019 in Rajya Sabha, it fueled a widespread protest in the states of Assam and Tripura. The ongoing protests turned critical soon after the contentious CAB was presented in the upper house of the Parliament. The situation demanded deployment of three Army columns by the civil administration in Tripura and Assam.

The protests getting violent created an atmosphere of Army being deployed to the states. According to the defence authorities two army columns were sent to Kanchanpur and Radhanagar district and Manu in Dhalai district where the field commanders from the army headquarters were monitoring the situation closely. The authorities told that the forces were involved as the situation went out of the hands of the police. The police even had to fire tear gas shells at the protestors in Guwahati.

The protest:

  1. Thousands of students from every college in Guwahati came out on roads to oppose the CAB.
  2.  The students were from Guwahati Medical College and Assam Engineering College.
  3. Protests were carried out in the form of march through the Guwahati-Shillong Road which is the main road of the city on the way to the state capital Dispur.
  4. Several students were also injured in the lathi charge by the police in Dibrugarh. They have been rushed to Assam Medical College there.
  5. Examinations in Dibrugarh and Guwahati universities have also been postponed for an indefinite period.
  6. Protests have also resulted in bringing traffic on all roads in the city to a standstill. The traffic remained to a standstill for a long period of time.